UP200 bib draw sets the stage for another great run

Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 10:30 PM EST
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Thursday night was the annual bib draw for the UP200 and Midnight Run. Mushers enjoyed a meal and then learned the starting order for Friday night's races.

This year the bib draw started with the Midnight Run and they drew in reverse order. Kiana Beaber from Wisconsin and Steven Beauprey of Watton Michigan as they take their bibs for the Midnight Run.

First out of the chute for the UP200 will be Joshua McNeal of Kasilof Alaska. There are 18 mushers this year for the UP200 and 20 for the Midnight Run. This will be the 31st running of the UP200. The race begins Friday night at 7 p.m. on Washington Street in Marquette. The full list of mushers for both races is posted below.


1.) Joshua McNeal from Kasilof, Alaska

2.) Ryan Redington from Skagway, Alaska

3.) Kevin Vandenbussche from Moosonee, Ontario, Canada

4.) Laura Neese from McMillan, Michigan

5.) Mathew Schmidt from Grand Marais, Minnesota

6.) Andre Longchamps from Pont-Rouge, Quebec, Canada

7.) Trisan Longchamps from Pont-Rouge, Quebec, Canada

8.) Jaye Foucher from Mohawk, Michigan

9.) Erin Redington from Skagway, Alaska

10.) Katherine Langlais from Glenwood, New Brunswick

12.) Brian Kandler from Mason, Michigan

13.) Nathan Schroeder from Goodland, Minnesota

14.) Jennifer Freking from Finland, Minnesota

15.) Denis Tremblay from St. Michel des Saints, Quebec, Canada

16.) Ryan Anderson from Cushing, Wisconsin

17.) Blake Freking from Finland Minnesota

18.) Martin Massicotte from St.-Tite, Quebec, Canada

19.) Carl Routhier from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada

Midnight Run

101.) Talia Martens from Brule, Wisconsin

102.) Joann Fortier from Gaylord, Michigan

103.) Larry Fortier from Gaylord, Michigan

104.) Frank Moe from Hovland, Minnesota

105.) Michael Bestgen from St. Cloud Minnesota

106.) Shane Blumentritt from Soldotna, Alaska

107.) Michelle Redstone from Warren, Ontario, Canada

108.) Justin High from Mohawk, Michigan

109.) Lynn Witte from Luther, Michigan

110.) Michael Betz from Excelsior, Minnesota

112.) Tom Bauer from Tapiola, Michigan

113.) Kelsey Beaber from Mountain, Wisconsin

114.) Kady Gehrke from Alpena, Michigan

115.) Joe Gutowski from Goodrich, Michigan

116.) Chad Grentz from Nisula, Michigan

117.) Christian Stevens from Alpena, Michigan

118.) Steven Beauprey from Watton, Michigan

119.) Kiana Beaber from Mountain, Wisconsin

120.) Brian Bergen from Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada

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